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RCSO's UPDATE On Road Closures
RCSO's UPDATE On Road Closures

It's amazing what a few days without rain will do. Rutherford County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Lisa Marchisoni gives an update on the high water road closures as of Monday.

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Rutherford Co. Schools CLOSED, Murfreesboro City OPEN Monday
Rutherford Co. Schools CLOSED, Murfreesboro City OPEN Monday

Due to some county roads still being impassable or closed, Rutherford County Schools will remain CLOSED on Monday (February 25th).

Murfreesboro City Schools will be OPEN Monday. ROAD CLOSURES are also listed here.

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Do NOT Travel On Roads With Water Flowing Over Them!
Do NOT Travel On Roads With Water Flowing Over Them!

Do NOT travel roads that have water flowing ove them. BEWARE--there are reports of many area roads that are in this condition.

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Murfreesboro Electric Crews helping poverty stricken area where flooding is worse
Murfreesboro Electric Crews helping poverty stricken area where flooding is worse

Several crews from Murfreesboro Electric are in North Carolina as opposed to South Carolina to help with utility lines and more. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric explains what local electric crews are seeing on their rescue related visit to Lumberton, North Carolina...

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Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Helping Carolina Flood Victims
Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Helping Carolina Flood Victims

Hurricane Florence continues to devastate the Carolinas, as swift water rescue teams from this area help stranded residents. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Farley files a report.

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High Water Areas in Rutherford County
High Water Areas in Rutherford County

Heavy rains caused flooding throughout Rutherford County. The Rutherford County Sheriff's Department has a list of roads to watch.

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Heavy Rain Floods Roads
Heavy Rain Floods Roads

Heavy rain overnight Tuesday causes flooding in parts of Rutherford County. There were even two water rescues on flooded roadways locally.

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Rutherford Co. EMS' SORT Busy with Flooding Response
Rutherford Co. EMS' SORT Busy with Flooding Response

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service's SORT (Special Operations Response Team) team, which trains for high water rescues, has been busy responding to overnight flooding. Adam Rose with RCEMS SORT lists some of their overnight work, through 11:30am Tuesday.

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Widespread Flood Issues in North Rutherford Co.
Widespread Flood Issues in North Rutherford Co.

November rains flood portions of north Rutherford County. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett went to the Walter Hill Park.

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Local Salvation Army Major on the Ground in Flood Ravaged Texas
Local Salvation Army Major on the Ground in Flood Ravaged Texas

The cleanup from Hurricane Harvey continues along coastal Texas and a local Salvation Army officer is in the middle of it. We talked to Major Joe Irvin in Houston, Texas.

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Harvey Relief in Texas Likely Largest in Salvation Army History
Harvey Relief in Texas Likely Largest in Salvation Army History

The Salvation Army has deployed its national network of trained disaster staff and volunteers to the Gulf Coast to provide food, hydration, clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors. It's expected to be the largest relief effort in the organization's history.

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Harvey Remnants Moving In
Harvey Remnants Moving In

Deep atmospheric moisture, associated with the remnants of "Harvey," is forecast to lift northeastward into Middle Tennessee from mid to late week.

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Harvey's Horrific Flooding Pummels Houston; Locals Reach Out
Harvey's Horrific Flooding Pummels Houston; Locals Reach Out

The winds and rain from what was Hurricane Harvey continue to pummel southeastern Texas. Local agencies are deployed to assist victims.

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Monday Morning Flooding: Roads Closed
Monday Morning Flooding: Roads Closed

Rutherford County continues to deal with flooding issues.

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Heavy Rain Creates Ruth. Co. Flooding
Heavy Rain Creates Ruth. Co. Flooding

Several days of heavy rainfall has left behind flooding. There are several high water road closures in the county.

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UPDATE: Wednesday Morning Storm Damage--Flooding Closes Roads
UPDATE: Wednesday Morning Storm Damage--Flooding Closes Roads

March came in like a lion. Severe thunderstorms pushed through early Wednesday morning, even prompting a tornado warning for northern parts of the county. In addition, flooding closed roads.

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Barfield Road Resident Proposes Greenway Trailhead in Barfield Area
Barfield Road Resident Proposes Greenway Trailhead in Barfield Area

City Council met Thursday night to discuss annexing over 17 acres of land along Barfield Road to which a concerned resident spoke out against it.

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Second RuCo SwiftWater Team Deploys to SC
Second RuCo SwiftWater Team Deploys to SC

Due to the historic flooding in South Carolina, Rutherford County Fire-Rescue was requested by the State of Tennessee to send personnel with specialized training for swiftwater rescues.

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UPDATE on Deployed MFRD Personnel
UPDATE on Deployed MFRD Personnel

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Chief Mark Foulks announced to MFRD staff Thursday afternoon that the crew of five MFRD Special Ops personnel expected to return Friday will now be deployed shortly to the South Carolina coast.

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Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Head to South Carolina for Catastrophic Flood Response
Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Head to South Carolina for Catastrophic Flood Response

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee's Fire Marshal's Office, several local rescue groups and another 11 other state and local agencies are providing swift water rescue personnel and equipment to South Carolina.

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MFRD Special Ops Personnel Deployed to Assist South Carolina
MFRD Special Ops Personnel Deployed to Assist South Carolina

Members of Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Special Operations Team arrived in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency's East Office around 12:00 noon Sunday to await instructions for deployment to South Carolina.

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Severe Storms Rake RuCo
Severe Storms Rake RuCo

Severe thunderstorms rake Rutherford County. High winds, dime to quarter size hail and hours of nearly continuous lightning Tuesday night caused several problems.

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Rainy Week
Rainy Week

After a rainy start to the week, expect more wet weather. After an inch or two of rain, at least that much more is expected through Saturday here in Rutherford County.

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W College Street Closed at CSX Underpass

West College Street is closed at the CSX Underpass until further notice due to high water.

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Flooding Getting Better
Flooding Getting Better

The National Weather Service says flooded streams should get better by Wednesday. The Rutherford County Highway Department reported to them there were several local roads impassable due to high water from the heavy rainfall.

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Murfreesboro advises motorists to use caution navigating flooded streets
Murfreesboro advises motorists to use caution navigating flooded streets

Motorists are urged to use caution this afternoon and this evening following heavy rains this past weekend with more rain and a powerful storm system expected.

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Weekend Flooding, Cleanup Continues
A soggy weekend led to flooding over parts of Rutherford County and leaves behind plenty of cleanup for this week. Those areas prone to flooding certainly saw it. High water signs were out in many locations. 
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